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[Prevalence and factors associated with the consumption of fruit and vegetables by adolescents in public schools in Caruaru, Pernambuco state].
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PMID:  23358765     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
This is a cross-sectional school-based study that evaluated the prevalence and associated factors of the daily intake of fruit and vegetables by adolescents at public schools in Caruaru, Pernambuco. Poisson regression with a hierarchical model, including sociodemographic variables in the first hierarchical level, behavioral variables in the second and diet-related variables in the third was used to assess the factors associated with fruit and vegetable intake. The results showed that of the 600 adolescents interviewed, 10% reported never eating fruit and 30.7% mentioned not eating vegetables. Prevalence of fruit intake was 32.9% and vegetables 29.0%. Only 6.5% reported eating both kinds of food daily. Merely the daily vegetable intake showed a significant difference according to sex (higher among girls). Daily fruit intake was 63% higher among adolescents living in urban areas. Not consuming alcohol was associated with higher fruit intake, though not to vegetable intake. Daily intake of fruits and vegetables was 2.4 times higher among adolescents who consumed rice and beans daily. Daily fruit and vegetable intake among adolescents in Caruaru is below the recommendations, and was associated with gender, residence area, consumption of alcoholic beverages and consumption of rice and beans.
Ludmila Correa Muniz; Roberta de Vargas Zanini; Bruna Celestino Schneider; Rafael Miranda Tassitano; Wallacy Milton do Nascimento Feitosa; David Alejandro González-Chica
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Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ciência & saúde coletiva     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1678-4561     ISO Abbreviation:  Cien Saude Colet     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9713483     Medline TA:  Cien Saude Colet     Country:  Brazil    
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Languages:  por     Pagination:  393-404     Citation Subset:  IM    
Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, 96020-22,
Vernacular Title:
Prevalência e fatores associados ao consumo de frutas, legumes e verduras entre adolescentes de escolas públicas de Caruaru, PE.
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